In Mean Girls Club, Ryan Heshka presents his readership with an au courant post-WW II noir setting, replete with cars, hairstyles, outfits and attitudes -- all tightly laced to its buxom cast of femme fatales -- that set the stage for a 24-page, French-flappped, black and white and day-glo pink romp through the psyche that features clubs, guns, knives, various poisons and giant insects as well as meta-movies and paper doll fashion cut-outs! In other words, this one has it all!
Get out your nail polish, the Mean Girls Club graphic novel has arrived! Pink Dawn is a 100 page hardcover (debossed, no less) printed (in Poland) in black and white and shocking pink, on flat off-white stock. Hold onto your hats – it's going to be a wild ride.
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Blab is back, and in a new format that represents a hybrid of its previous incarnations. Part comics, part art showcase, part archival, this new Blab has something for everyone (but only some will find everything to be of interest). The highlights for us here at Copacetic are two – count 'em – new full color comics by Noah Van Sciver, both of which are portraits of the artist in comics form. The first tells the tale of Louis Wain, an early – and, surprise!, eccentric – 20th century British artist who is largely forgotten – and certainly was not ever widely know in the American comics world – but best remembered as the creator of a series of prints and postcards featuring anthropomorphic cats; the second provides an up close, personal, and pretty seedy comics accounting of the better known (but, certainly, not by everyone) tale of crime comics artist exemplar, Bob Woods, co-creator of the original crime comic book that started it all, Crime Does Not Pay – and his downward spiral along with its highly ironic, crime fueled conclusion. Monte Beauchamp's in-depth and profusely illustrated essay on the history of the great apes in popular culture – and, to a lesser extent, in history and science – has a lot to offer, and will certainly be of intense interest to some, perhaps many, readers. In addition Ryan Heshka's comics bio of Siegel and Shuster from Masterful Marks is given another chance to connct with readers, along with a Fletcher Hanks classic Fantomah story. Plus plenty more! BLAB!